Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin, and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergei Ivanov.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues,
Today we will speak about the results of the Russian delegations’ work at the G20 and APEC, as well as about Mr Naryshkin’s meeting with his American counterpart in Ankara. We will also discuss the latest developments; as you know, we have plenty to talk about.
Recently, as you know, I was in Armenia, where the CSTO summit was held. There were also several issues that required collective discussion there, both in the multilateral format, and then at the meeting with the leadership of Armenia. Let us talk about that, too.
Let us start. Mr Lavrov, please.